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Earthquake: 3.0 quake strikes near Nevada City, California [Updated]

August 20, 2013|By Ken Schwencke
  • A map showing the location of the epicenter of Tuesday morning's quake near Nevada City, California.
A map showing the location of the epicenter of Tuesday morning's quake… (Bing Maps )

This post has been updated. See note at the bottom for details.

A shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported Tuesday morning six miles from Nevada City, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 10:16 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 20.5 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was nine miles from Grass Valley, Calif., 29 miles from North Auburn, 31 miles from Oroville and 58 miles from Sacramento.

In the past 10 days, there have been four earthquakes magnitude 3.0 and greater centered nearby.

This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service and this post was created by an algorithm written by the author.

Read more about Southern California earthquakes.

Update: 3:09 p.m., Aug. 20: The USGS has deleted this entry from its database.

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